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Satsang Shibir, Kolkata
12-15 October 2002

Pu. Doctor Swami addresses a joint session of the shibir

Kishores singing the prarthana

Questionnaire session during the kishore-kishori shibir

Kishores participates in an entertaining and message oriented presentation

Samuh Puja


In the esteemed presence of Pujya Doctor Swami, the annual Satsang Shibir was held from 12 to 15 October 2002 at the Gujarati College in Bhawanipore.

The shibir was divided into 3 sections:
1. for youths and elders (men and women),
2. for kishores and kishoris and
3. for balaks and balikas.

Pujya Doctor Swami addressed a joint gathering of the 3 groups twice daily - in the morning and early evening. Throughout the rest of the day, each of the three groups had its own schedule.
For the youths and elders speeches by various sadhus were given on topics including: Char-ani and Ath-ani Satsang, Who Has the Greatest Attainment?, TV, Refuge to a Guru, Satsang Reading and others.

For the kishores and kishoris, the theme was based on the formula: 'Success = A + B + C + D + E + F.' A, for Aim, explained Shriji Maharaj's mission on earth. B, for Belief, explained Gunatitanand Swami's devotion and love for the true form of Shriji Maharaj. C, for Courage, highlighted Bhagatji Maharaj's courage in the face of intense difficulties. D, for Determination, revealed Shastriji Maharaj's relentless efforts in establishing the philosophy of Akshar Purushottam as revealed by Bhagwan Swaminarayan. E, for Empathy, focused on Yogiji Maharaj's ability to understand and care for all his devotees. F, for Faith, explained Pramukh Swami Maharaj's faithful devotion and obedience to his gurus, Shastriji Maharaj and Yogiji Maharaj.

The balaks and balikas were taught respect for parents and elders, importance and techniques of study, control in watching TV, daily puja and other satsang-related and general topics.
The shibir was attended by over 425 people who were inspired to strengthen their satsang.

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© 2001, Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, Swaminarayan Aksharpith